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Bryston Introduces High-Performance Preamplifier

The BP-19 preamp features an oversized toroidal power transformer and hand-selected premium components.

Bryston has introduced the ultra-high-performance BP-19 analog preamplifier. The BP-19 leverages years of R&D and many design innovations that were achieved during the development of the BR-20 preamplifier. The BP-19 is handcrafted in Canada and comes with Bryston’s 20-year warranty.

Bryston BP-19 preamplifier - front

The Bryston BP-19 preamplifier reproduces music effortlessly thanks to an oversized toroidal power transformer and hand-selected premium components. The optimized discrete operational amplifier delivers a low THD+N measurement at or below 0.0006%. The signal path features a fully balanced design from input-to-output, using an array of very tightly matched components and a compact circuit architecture, achieving the lowest possible noise and superior common mode rejection. The BP-19 also employs an advanced volume attenuator, ensuring long-lasting, quiet, linear performance.

The input array includes two pairs of balanced XLR input jacks and four pairs of RCA input connectors. There are two pairs of RCA (phono) outputs (one pair fixed, one pair variable), and two pair of balanced XLR outputs (one pair fixed, one pair variable).

Bryston BP-19 preamplifier - Rear

For the first time ever, Bryston is offering the BP-2 moving magnet (MM) phono stage circuit as an onboard option for the BP-19 preamp. The BP-2 is highly accurate, offers extremely low noise, miniscule distortion, and provides headroom margins sufficient to prevent overload from any known phono source. Bryston also offers specially designed, custom-made outboard step-up transformers to accommodate low output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge designs.

Many features of the BP-19 can be controlled using included infrared remote. Each of the six analog inputs have corresponding buttons on the remote, as well as on the front panel of the preamp. HEX codes are also available for use with a universal style remote control. The BP-19 preamplifier can be controlled remotely using RS232 or IP when connected to a smart home ecosystem via the RS232 or Ethernet ports on the rear panel. The BP-19 can also be remotely turned on or placed into standby, and trigger outputs can be used to power on/off other connected equipment, such as a power amplifier.

The BP-19 is available in five standard faceplate finishes, in 17- or 19-inch widths, and 19-inch rack mount for professional applications are also available. Bryston offers personalized custom faceplate colors for the BP-19 and other electronics such as amplifiers, preamplifiers, CD players, digital players, phono stages, and DACs. Choose from the standard colors or create a bespoke finish to suit any entertainment space or décor.

The Bryston BP-19 preamplifier will become available Q3, 2023 with an MSRP of $5195.

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